South Korean coast guard vessel docks in Vietnam

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A coast guard delegation from South Korea arrived in Vietnam on the JuJakHam Monday afternoon, docking at a port in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau for a five-day tour of the country.

South Korean officials on Tuesday together with the Marine Police Zone 3, a unit of Vietnam's Marine Police Department based in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, held a training session on fire fighting and fire prevention and sea rescue missions.

After the training, the delegation, headed by Ko Myung Suk a senior South Korean coast guard official was scheduled to visit Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

According to the Voice of Vietnam, senior South Korean maritime officials will also hold bilateral talks with their Vietnamese counterparts.

In June 2007, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on maritime issues and hold bilateral talks every year to assess their collaborative efforts and make plans for future activities.

The JuJakHam, captained by Kwon Oseong, is one of the 33 biggest ships among the 301 that belong to South Korea's coast guard.

It is nearly 113 meters long, 14.2 meters wide and can carry loads weighing nearly 2,953 tons. It has 68 crew members and is equipped with a helicopter.

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